Compassion International Event Transports Visitors to Another Country

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Interactive tour brings Las Vegas residents into daily life in Uganda, India and Bolivia.

We built this experience in order to really bring the developing world to America.

Compassion International’s Change the Story: The Compassion Experience is making a four-day stop in the Las Vegas area June 7-10. The free tour is making its way across the country to educate visitors about the realities of life in poverty around the world and to provide an international experience to visitors who may not ever have the opportunity to travel to a developing nation.

“We built this experience in order to really bring the developing world to America,” said Mark Hanlon, Compassion’s Senior Vice President of the USA Group. Change The Story: The Compassion Experience includes 3,100 square feet of exhibit space that features exact replicas of the homes and environments of three Compassion beneficiaries living in Uganda, India or Bolivia. In the twenty minutes the self-guided tour takes to complete, visitors will be immersed in the lives and stories of the children and travel with them from hardship to hope. It is an educational and transformative event for all ages.

The tour will stop at over 35 locations and travel 65,000 miles across the United States this year.
Over 1.4 billion people in the developing world live in extreme poverty, making less than USD$1.25 per day. One in five children (over 9 million per year) die before the age of five, mostly from preventable causes. Nearly 101 million children worldwide do not attend school. The Compassion Experience allows visitors to experience life under these circumstances first-hand, as well as to see the impact that a sponsor can have on a child’s future. Visitors can make a reservation by visiting

Compassion International is the world’s leading authority in child sponsorship. Compassion revolutionized the fight against global poverty by equipping the Church to develop children out of poverty to become responsible and fulfilled Christian adults. It is the only child sponsorship program to be validated through independent, empirical research. Today, Compassion partners with more than 6,000 Christian churches in 26 countries to release more than 1.4 million babies, children and students from poverty in Jesus’ name. Compassion has been awarded the highest rating for financial stewardship and transparency for 12 consecutive years by Charity Navigator, America’s largest charity evaluator. For more information on the ministry, visit or follow them on Twitter at @compassion.

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